The State of Kuwait Embassy Complex in Brasilia
Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs
12.500 sq. meters
Corten Steel Facades
Sustainability, Rain Water re-use
Perforated Aluminium Skin
The design of The State of Kuwait Embassy Complex in Brasilia received special attention to the historical liaison between traditional Arabic elements and contemporary architecture.
This liaison had to take place in a very subtle and careful manner, allowing the buildings to be taken by Arabic atmosphere but at the same time, preserving its freshness and present-day ideas. Our challenge was to balance both aspects, reaching the precise moment when architecture is able to represent and register its historical time by exerting its ability to balance aesthetics issues, available technologies, cost control, climate contingencies and cultural reflections.
The main strategy of the proposal is to absorb and utilize the traditional arch and the archways constituted of its regular repetition, as a scheme to create transition spaces, connecting exterior and interior, thus approximating our architectural gesture to the Arabic vernacular.
First Prize, National Architecture Competition, Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MOFA, 2011
Second Prize, NAB Nova arquitetura de Brasilia, Project Category, Brazilian Institute of Architects, IAB, 2015
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA EMBASSY Brasília, 2018
SWISS EMBASSY Addis Abeba, 2018
EMBASSY OF ANGOLA Brasília, 2018